North Andover Flight Academy was a busy place today – apart from the student flights and the new Assistant Chief examination, we also had a Part 135 helicopter PIC check going on in the lounge area this morning.
The Part 135 check ride is the culmination of 18 months of work with Kestrel Aviation. Kestrel Aviation (based at the Norwood Airport in Norwood, MA) will be the first airplane/helicopter charter operator in the Boston area. We have been working on this Part 135 helicopter operation which has included a GOM and Ops Spec for a multiple pilot – multiple aircraft certificate encompassing helicopters and airplanes (a Navajo and a Robinson R-44). Training manuals for both aircraft, GOM, updated Op Specs, check rides, training sessions, and a lot of effort is quickly coming to fruition for all the pilots working at Kestrel!
Helicopter charters out of Norwood Airport will begin shortly – customers will have their choice between the current Piper Navajo, and the additional Robinson R-44 helicopter for the harder to reach locations. Kestrel Aviation has been a charter operator at the Norwood Airport for over 15 years.
You will be able to reserve the helicopter out of Norwood Airport or any other airport or off-airport location within New England!
For more information contact us here at our helicopter flight school, or Kestrel Aviation.